Legislative Council Minutes
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Legislative Council Minutes
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

 

Bureaucratic Procedure

Call to Order at 5:05 PM by Andrea Gaspar

Approval of Minutes

First, Arman Liwanag

Second, Summer Ko

Approval of Agenda

Motion to amend agenda to move item R48-15 by Reza Zomorrodian

No second.

Motion to approve agenda by Arman Liwanag

Second by Neil Bautista

Attendance ABSENT

Bond Nguyen – Biological Sciences Representative

Raymond Delacruz – Business School Representative

Kylie Baranowski – Ex-Officio

Guest List

Motion to go to public comment by Summer Ko.

Second by Shadi Jafari.

Public Comment

Mr. Ahmad, informatics major

Pass the resolution that “will not shape the nation, but shape the world.”

Dara Wells-Hajjar

JVP supports SJP

Amira, staff member at UCI as Advisor

Wants UCI to divest from any company that attacks Palestine

SD Chandler—Jewish Voice for Peace

Global BDS is an anti-ethnic discrimination movement.

Global BDS does not hurt Israel’s economy

Global BDS is an intervention

Lisa Le—former Social Science Rep

Divestments of these companies are a violation to human rights

Motion to extend public comment by 10 minutes with 2 minute speaking time

First, Sabreen Shalabi.

Second, Summer Ko

Jorge Salato—works for the UCI service worker union

Asking for companies to make sure they treat all people with dignity, especially the companies UCI associates with

Nor Tibi

Urges UCI to vote yes on the Divestment

Expect the same stance from the South African Apartheid to be applied to the Palestinian

Michelle and Melissa

Stop thinking selfishly but think about the reasons why the legislation are being presented

“If you’re going to stand for human rights, do it now.”

Elaine Won—chair for APSA

Vote yes on today’s resolution and make a stand for human rights

Abdul—mechanical engineering student at UCI

Caterpillar is involved with demolishing the homes of Palestinian’s illegally.

These companies are overall involved with making the lives of the Palestinians miserable.

Vote in favor of passing the legislature

Robert Wood—graduate student in Comparative Literature

ICS Student—

“We are committed to ensuring excellence through inclusion…”

Urges legislative council to pass this resolution

Motion to extend public comment to 6 minutes with 2 minutes speaking time

First, Sabreen Shalabi.

Second, Emily Larin

David Hollingsworth—transfer student

Old Business

New Business

R48-16: Appointment of Judicial Board Justice

Legislation to appoint Stephanie Chukwu as Judicial Board Justice

Motion to call to question:

First, Nicole Hisatomi

Second, Reza Zomorrodian

Vote:

All in favor – 15

All opposed – 0

All abstained – 1

R48-17: Judicial Board Appointment

Legislation to appoint Seena Forouzan

Motion to call to question:

First, Nicole Hisatomi

Second, Reza Zomorrodian

Vote:

All in favor – 14 (Nicole Hisatomi, Sabreen Shalabi, Angela Yu, Rame Bashir, Shiv Ghandi, Reza Zomordian, Joseph Park, Summer Ko, Ruhani Sandhu, Lillian Chou, Hassan Mulkhins, Kleshi Baisie, Shadi Jafari, Arman Liwang)

All opposed – 0

All abstained – 2 (Emily Larin, Daisy Herrera)

R48-15: Divestment from companies that Profit from Apartheid

Presentation—Katie Messesan, fourth year political science student at UCI

UCI is for the promotion of human rights, equality, and dignity for all people without distinction

Motion to put the resolution on the floor:

First, Reza Zomorrodian

Second, Kleshie Basie

Motion to discuss for 20 minutes with 2 minute speaking time

First, Nicole Hisatomi

Second, Shadi Jafari

Discussion:        

Nicole Hisatomi:

In support of the legislation—the resolution UCI presents can begin something life-changing

Not only voting because it is right but because of the public support as well

Reza Zomorrodian:

In support of the legislation—no matter who is committing human rights violations, it is still a violation of human rights

Urges administration to look at the legislation as well

Grass Roots movement

Daisy Herrera:

In support of the legislation—morally not right to violate human rights;

Hassan Mukhlins:

In support of the legislation—visited Palestine the past summer and witnessed the events firsthand

Shadi Jafari:

In support of the legislation—not another legislation; pressure will be put on admin and beyond to make sure the resolution is put into action

Angela Yu:

In support of the legislation—spoke to constituents and will ensure the companies involved will not be at any UCI Engineering events

Emily Larin:

In support of the legislation—wants to continue advocated toward the issue to ensure the divestment will completely stop

Traci Ishigo:

“We are agents of change in this world.”

Privileged to be in the UC system.

Sabreen Shalabi:

Privileges recognized.

Motion to close discussion:

First, Neil Bautista

Second, Summer Ko

Motion to straw poll:

First, Nicole Hisatomi

Second, Summer Ko

STRAW VOTE:

All in favor – 16 (Nicole Hisatomi, Sabreen Shalabi, Emily Larin, Angela Yu, Rame Bashir, Daisy Herrera, Shiv Ghandi, Reza Zomordian, Joseph Park, Summer Ko, Ruhani Sandhu, Lillian Chou, Hassan Mulkhins, Kleshi Baisie, Shadi Jafari, Arman Liwang)

All opposed – 0

All abstained – 0

Motion to call to question

First, Nicole Hisatomi

Second, Summer Ko

VOTE:

All in favor – 16

All opposed – 0

All abstained – 0

MOTION PASSES.

R48-18: ASUCI Partnership: Clash of the Cans

Legislation for canned food drive

Motion to pull to floor by Reza Zomorrodian,

Amending Parking to Transportation, accepted by Author

Motion to call to question

First, Nicole Hisatomi

Second, Arman Liwanag

VOTE:

All in favor – 15(Nicole Hisatomi, Sabreen Shalabi, Emily Larin, Angela Yu, Daisy Herrera, Shiv Ghandi, Reza Zomordian, Joseph Park, Summer Ko, Ruhani Sandhu, Lillian Chou, Hassan Mulkhins, Kleshi Baisie, Shadi Jafari, Arman Liwang)

All opposed - 0

All abstained – 1 (Rame Bashir)

Motion passes.

Committee Reports

Rules – nothing

Finance – working on the budget presentation

Advocacy – Give Melissa questions

Public Info – Asking Erin Eckles to come in to workshop about the blog; access to ASUCI Facebook; reminder: send in your bios and office hours to Nicole; Open House winter quarter

School Reports

At-Large – Reza Zomorrodian:

Still working on the survey in regards to campus climate; Google Docs set up by Thursday

At-Large – Arman Liwanag and Humanities – Daisy Herrera

How to engage students and what to do about the e-tech fee;

How to use your technology workshops

Biological Sciences – Rame Bashir

Met with Dean Leon with Kleshie Baisie—discussed things that need to change and be advocated toward

Kleshie Baisie: issues with students connecting to lecture because of social-networking sites; upcoming events—Counselors and Cookies

Announcements

Adjournment of Meeting

Motion to adjoun meeting at 6:45 PM

First, Nicole Hisatomi

Second, Arman Liwanag